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March 25, 1996 | DENISE HAMILTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Scott Adams is an avowed realist. That's why his popular cartoon strip "Dilbert" takes such a cynical view of management. "I once read a definition of the word 'cynical,' " Adams says, "and it said that someone who is cynical sees things as they really are. That's about right, I think."
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April 24, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- The gun scare at the Point Loma submarine base that led to a "shelter in place" order was caused when an enlisted sailor playfully pointed an air pistol out of a barracks window, the base commander said Thursday. The sailor was firing the pistol at a mirror in a parking lot when someone saw the gun and made a report of a "suspicious person with a gun," said Capt. Scott Adams. That led to the "shelter in place" order and brought base security, the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service rushing to the scene.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1998 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Dilbert might put it, the performance-management task force offered input to the peer review study group, which sent its recommendation to the strategic planning committee, which compiled the final report. There was simply no way that cartoonists picking the year's top comic strip could merely toss names in a hat--and then draw the winner.
NATIONAL
March 11, 2011 | By Julie Mianecki, Washington Bureau
A federal grand jury has indicted 14 suspected pirates in the attack on a yacht in the Indian Ocean that left four Americans dead. Thirteen Somalis and one Yemeni made initial appearances in a Norfolk, Va., courtroom Thursday on charges of piracy, kidnapping and firearms possession. The four Americans, Jean and Scott Adam of Marina del Rey, and Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle of Seattle, were sailing the 58-foot Quest off the coast of Oman last month, headed toward the Red Sea, when their yacht was attacked.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 2002 | Shawn Hubler, Times Staff Writer
Energy rip-offs, insider trading, crumbling institutions, double-talk from Wall Street to Pennsylvania Avenue -- what has the world come to? Scott Adams has a theory. "There's a huge weasel bubble forming in society," postulates the Bay Area cartoonist who created Dilbert, the mouthless cubicle-dweller and patron saint of American wage slaves. "You've heard how, when cabdrivers start giving you stock tips, you know it's a stock market bubble?
NEWS
November 16, 1997 | From the Associated Press
Scott Adams doesn't just lampoon consultants in his Dilbert cartoon strip, he can also pose as one and make managers believe him. Adams, whose strip appears in 1,700 newspapers in 51 countries, spouted nonsense during a meeting with executives of a Silicon Valley company, and most of them--following the lead of their boss--just nodded in agreement. "What if I was a management consultant?" Adams wondered.
NEWS
November 20, 1997 | MICHAEL COLTON, THE WASHINGTON POST
Go ahead and cut out that "Dilbert" cartoon. Pin it to the wall of your claustrophobic cubicle. Laugh at it around the water cooler, remarking how similar it is to the incomprehensible memos and ludicrous management strategies at your own company. You may think you're thumbing your nose at corporate culture, but you could be doing just what the evil CEOs want. At least that's what Norman Solomon thinks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1989
Four inmates who participated in a July 4 riot at the El Cajon jail were placed on probation Thursday and given credit for time served. Given three years' probation were Lavalle Porter, 19; John Lewis, 19; Scott Adams, 23, and Gilbert Crook, 37, all from San Diego. The incident sent several prisoners to the hospital and charges were filed against 15 inmates, all of them black. Defense attorneys said that was discriminatory because white inmates who also rioted were not charged. On Nov.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1997
When it comes to focusing on management issues, nobody has captured the public's imagination better than Scott Adams, whose Dilbert is one of the fastest-growing cartoon strips in the world. Dilbert and his cohorts, including the sarcastic management consultant Dogbert, pounce daily on such thorny and perplexing issues as loyalty (above), empowerment (page 7) and balancing home and work (page 11).
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 2002
Scott Adams, the creator of the "Dilbert" comic strip, invited visitors to his Dilbert.com Web site to vote on "the weaseliest individuals and organizations of 2002." Adams says 116,000 votes were cast in six weasel categories: Weaseliest organization -- Democratic Party ...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2011 | By Scott Gold, Martha Groves and David S. Cloud, Los Angeles Times
Jean and Scott Adam traipsed the globe the way Georges Seurat painted an afternoon at the park ? point by point or, in their case, port by port. Aboard their 58-foot yacht, the couple sailed for months at a time, patching together an enviable life of exotic sights and blue-water adventure, imbued with devout faith. For every busted alternator or arduous dive to wipe muck from the propeller, there was a breathless report to friends from another remote locale ? Kota Kinabalu, Micronesian archipelagos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 2011 | By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times
Pirates off the coast of Somalia have hijacked the yacht of a couple on a worldwide voyage distributing Bibles, according to Somalia's U.N. Mission. Jean and Scott Adam have been sailing around the world for six years on their sailboat, the S/V Quest. They have raced with the Del Rey Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, which has been their mail drop during their global odyssey. Omar Jamal, first secretary at the Somali mission, said Friday that pirates in the Indian Ocean had taken four U.S. citizens captive when they hijacked the S/V Quest, according to the Associated Press.
NATIONAL
November 3, 2010 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski's unusual write-in bid to hold on to her Alaska Senate seat appeared to be gaining steam through early Wednesday, but analysts warned the state is almost certainly in for a long, close ballot count whose official outcome may remain unknown for weeks. With more than 78% of the precincts tallied, write-in votes ? most presumably cast for Murkowski ? were leading with 39.96%. Tea Party Express-backed Republican Joe Miller was trailing with 34.89%, while Democrat Scott McAdams had 24.15%.
NEWS
November 2, 2010 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski's unusual write-in bid to hold on to her Alaska Senate seat appeared to be gaining steam in early returns Tuesday, but analysts warned the state could be in for a long, close ballot count whose official outcome may remain unknown for weeks. With just early-voted ballots and a few precincts tallied, write-in votes ? most of them presumably cast for Murkowski ? were leading with 39.44%. Tea Party Express-backed Republican Joe Miller was trailing with 34.15%, while Democrat Scott McAdams had 25.32%.
NEWS
November 2, 2010 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
The three-way slugfest that many here are calling Alaska's "stranger than fiction" U.S. Senate race settled down Tuesday in a crawl to the polls along slushy streets blanketed with fresh snow, with some campaigns offering voters free rides to the polls. But early voting via absentee ballots already has been heavier than usual, and Alaskans are hardly wimps when it comes to weather ? all sides were bracing for a tense photo finish in one of the nation's most closely watched Senate campaigns, in which Sen. Lisa Murkowski is waging a write-in campaign to hold on to her seat against nominees from both major parties.
NEWS
October 31, 2010 | By Michael Muskal
With Alaska’s senatorial race having turned into a mess for voters, candidates and, above all, prognosticators, Democrats have geared up to make a race of what had been a sure Republican seat, though who exactly is going to sit in it has been unclear. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has sent more than $160,000 to its candidate, Scott McAdams, once a solid third in the unconventional three-way race for the seat now held by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican who lost her party’s nomination to a “tea party” movement favorite, Joe Miller.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- The gun scare at the Point Loma submarine base that led to a "shelter in place" order was caused when an enlisted sailor playfully pointed an air pistol out of a barracks window, the base commander said Thursday. The sailor was firing the pistol at a mirror in a parking lot when someone saw the gun and made a report of a "suspicious person with a gun," said Capt. Scott Adams. That led to the "shelter in place" order and brought base security, the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service rushing to the scene.
SPORTS
March 1, 1992 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scott Adams of Ventura High saw it as redemption, even though he didn't meet the wrestler who ended his undefeated season in the Southern Section 3-A championships last week. "I was in serious depression for about two days after that," Adams said. A victory in the 189-pound division and a berth in this week's state meet brought Adams out of his funk Saturday in the Masters meet at Fountain Valley High. Adams rolled to his title by defeating Javier Mejia of Canyon Springs, 8-2.
NATIONAL
October 20, 2010 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
The tone ? or was it the tune? ? for this year's strange U.S. Senate race in Alaska was perhaps set last week, when incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a normally dignified politician who favors pearl earrings and tough policy talk, started singing what sounded like "The Mickey Mouse Club" theme song during a radio interview. "M-U-R," she sang, "K-O-W, eh-S, K-ay, I!" There are all kinds of ways to help voters remember how to write her name on the ballot in the Nov. 2 election, she said, as she wages an unusual write-in campaign to hold on to her seat.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 2002
Scott Adams, the creator of the "Dilbert" comic strip, invited visitors to his Dilbert.com Web site to vote on "the weaseliest individuals and organizations of 2002." Adams says 116,000 votes were cast in six weasel categories: Weaseliest organization -- Democratic Party ...
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